Vitamin D may help treat diabetes

Scientists say that vitamin D may help treat diabetes. 

Scientists have said that vitamin D may help treat malfunctioning beta cells in the pancreas that can help produce, store and release the hormone insulin. 

This could pave the way for a new approach to treating diabetes. When beta cells become inactive, the body cannot make insulin to control blood sugar and glucose levels can rise to dangerous levels.

Researchers at the Salk Institute in the US accomplished their goal by using an unexpected source of vitamin D.

Researchers at the Salk Institute in the US accomplished their goal by using an unexpected source of vitamin D.

Ronald Evans of the Salk Institute said that we know that diabetes is a disease caused by inflammation. 

In this study we identified the vitamin D receptor as an important modulator of both inflammation and beta cell survival. Zong Wei

a research associate at the Salk Institute, said the study began by looking at the role of vitamin D in beta cells.

Vitamin D may help treat diabetes